November 12, 2013
Check out this link to an article stating that pediatricians, doctors that specialize in children, support giving condoms to teens (ages 15-19) for free.
This tends to be a controversial decision because some people believe that giving condoms to young adults encourages having sex at a younger age. The
doctors disagree. Studies have found that giving out condoms actually promotes using them on a more regular basis which can help prevent the spread of
STI’s (sexually transmitted infections). It also reduces the number of partners teens may engage with. Do you think more places like schools should offer
free condoms to teens? Visit our twitter @ACAP_VA and leave a comment with your thoughts!